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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s board of governors has selected Damian Cartwright to serve as VIPA’s Acting Executive Director. David W. Mapp, Sr. retired as the agency’s Executive Director on January 31 after 32 years of service at VIPA. Cartwright, who resides on St. Croix, is a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — One beach in the territory failed to meet established water quality standards for bacteria and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said that Bluebeards beach near the Ritz-Carlton Hotel on St. Thomas had

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CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Labor Commissioner Designee Gary Molloy, said that VIDOL is now accepting applications for the Labor Investing for Tomorrow (LIFT) summer internship program. Now in its thirtieth (30th) year, the LIFT program continues to provide college juniors, seniors, and graduate students with meaningful work/internship experience in

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Free tuition for Virgin Islands students, how can you argue against Act 8155? Dr. Hall seemed to outline a compelling case for providing free college tuition to any Virgin Islander who can maintain a 2.5 GPA. I say there are a number of questions that need to be answered before

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On January 4, 2019 Governor Kenneth E. Mapp signed into law Act 8155, entitled the Virgin Islands Higher Education Scholarship program. This bill was introduced by Senator Tregenza Roach, who now serves as Lieutenant Governor, and was unanimously supported by the 32nd Legislature. This Act is part of a national

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– The Virgin Islands Port Authority’s board of governors is exploring an opportunity to increase cruise visitors to St. Croix by accommodating larger ships at the Ann E. Abramson Marine Facility in Frederiksted. At its monthly board meeting held Thursday, the board approved a proposal from VIPA’s marine

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CHRISTIANSTED — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr on Thursday announced Jenifer O’Neal as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), rounding out his financial team which includes the Commissioner of the Department of Finance, Kirk Callwood and Director of the Internal Revenue Bureau (IRB) Joel Lee. The governor also

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senator Marvin Blyden said he will join millions of people of African descent around the world in celebrating Black History Month during the month of February. Black History Month begins today February 1. Blyden urged Virgin Islanders to celebrate and study Black History and the historical and

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CHRISTIANSTED— Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. today named Adrienne Williams-Octalien Director of the Office of Disaster Recovery under the Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority Authority. Williams-Octalien, a former Executive Director at the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority has more than 20 years experience in the housing industry and has worked with

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CHRISTIANSTED – Senator Alicia Barnes said that she is pleased to announce that the 33rd Legislature’s Committee on Rules and Judiciary is in receipt of the names of the nominees from the Office of the Governor. So far Barnes said she has received candidate names for: Commissioner of Education, Commissioner

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